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Aydin Teker

Aydin Teker is a Turkish choreographer and dance instructor. She graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1973 and joined Ankara State Opera and Ballet as a dancer. In 1976, she got a scholarship and first went to London and then to the USA. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 1982 she came back to Turkey and started working as a Modern dance Instructor and choreographer at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, where she received her Diploma of Adequacy (equivalent of doctorate degree) in 1993 and the title of professor in 2001. In 1993, she received a Fulbright research scholarship and went to New York again for a year to explore new developments on somatic theories. Her choreographies has been shown in the USA, Belgium, Scotland, Poland, Denmark, England, Switzerland, France, Portuguese and throughout Turkey, One of her works “Density” got a special award at the 22. Zurich Theaterspektakel. In July 2005she got an artist in residency from Alkantara (Danças na Cidade) to work on this new piece “aKabi” for a month. Aydın Teker is currently the head of the Modern Dance Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul.

18 and 19 November 2005
aKabi
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